The sea trade during the 18th century brought beautiful and unique blue and white pottery from Asia to America. These colors and designs are directly influenced by a visit to the Peabody Essex in MA. Brilliant and modern the arts of Asia still glow with life after hundreds of years.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Pat Forbes

China Trade IIX

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 2 oz.



Pat Forbes
Newbury, Massachusetts

Getting to Know Pat

Pat Forbes is an abstract painter whose aesthetic is heavily influenced by her 20 years as a collector and dealer of Middle Eastern textiles. Pat, who lives on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts, uses a neutral palette to present her interpretation of the world around her– from marshes and mountains to stones and spiderwebs. She is drawn to pattern and design, both of which influence the use of balanced repetition in her work. Pat’s muted colors invite pensive meditation, while her deliberate use of line guides the eye through satisfyingly symmetrical compositions.